Monday, May 2, 2011

A song I love and a funny story.

Have you ever turned on the radio in your car and just found the perfect rhythmic song to bright the day and make it easier to wait that long red light?

I listen to radio frequently and one afternoon picking up the kids from school, I came across a song from Pink, that I really liked. And bonus points, the radio put it on a couple of times during the couple of hours I spent in the car.

Now, since English is only my second language, I must confess that sometimes for me is really difficult to catch ALL the words of a song, but I'm able to catch some of it and the superficial meaning of it. Then I go home, research the song on the internet, listen it to it again (and again and again and via you tube and find the lyric on google so I can really appreciated the message that the author is sending out.

This was the case this time. All I can catch from the radio was "You're perfect" and "Pretty pretty please". I put the volume up high the second time the song was on, so my daughter in the back can listen to it, since she always says "Pretty pretty please".

I arrive home and start my search. With luck I found the lyric that left me.....well, I let you see for yourself.

Made a wrong turn
Once or twice
Dug my way out
Blood and fire
Bad decisions
That's alright
Welcome to my silly life
Mistreated, misplaced, misunderstood
Miss "no way it's all good"
It didn't slow me down
Always second guessing
Look, I'm still around...

Pretty, pretty please
Don't you ever, ever feel
Like your less than
f**ckin' perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like your nothing
You're f**ckin' perfect to me

You're so mean
When you talk
About yourself
You are wrong
Change the voices
In your head
Make them like you
So complicated
Look how big you'll make it
Filled with so much hatred
Such a tired game
It's enough
I've done all i can think of
Chased down all my demons
see you do the same

Pretty, pretty please
Don't you ever, ever feel
Like your less than
f**ckin' perfect
Pretty, pretty please
If you ever, ever feel
Like your nothing
You're f**ckin' perfect to me

The world stares while i swallow the fear
The only thing i should be drinking is an ice cold beer
So cool in lying and we try, try, try
But we try too hard, it's a waste of my time
Done looking for the critics, cuz they're everywhere
They don't like my jeans, they don't get my hair
Exchange ourselves and we do it all the time
Why do we do that?
Why do I do that?
Why do I do that?

Ooh, pretty pretty pretty,
Pretty pretty please don't you ever ever feel
Like you're less then, f**ckin' perfect
Pretty pretty please if you ever ever feel
Like you're nothing you're f**ckin' perfect, to me
You're perfect
You're perfect
Pretty, pretty please if you ever ever feel like you're nothing you're f**cking perfect to me

WHAT??? How didn't I picked the F bomb in this song???? And let my 5 yo singing it all day long???? Geeesh, mu hearing and my English must really suck bad if I didn't pick up on that!!!!!

Still, I do love the message of the song and I wish more teens and pre teens will listen to it.

Then one day I stumbled across a video of the same song posted on facebook by one of my friends....the same song...without the F word!!! So I didn't dream it about it!

Turns out my radio station is family friendly, so they transmitted the version of the song that didn't contain any curse words.

Here I'm sharing it with you (but please if they are children around abstain to watch this, even tho the song is clean, the video is very strong).

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Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

Aw, what a great story xD

Radio stations usually don't air explicit material-It's usually censored, but I can understand your panic. LOL

At least your daughter heard the censored song instead of the F-bomb infested one! Although, that song IS pretty great :)

Miss Val's Creations said...

I love Pink! Her lyrics are so powerful and great for women to listen too!

It amazes me how many songs have swears in them. The FCC regulates regular radio so we do not hear them. Sometimes I listen to internet radio stations which do not have these restrictions. Then I become surprised at some of the real lyrics! ~Val

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